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    Randomizing set group of numbers

    I have a group of 19 numbers representing different groups of employees, I need to randomize those 19 numbers into days of the week for training mon-saturday for 10 weeks.

    so I have like 19,21,33,4,7,18,20,34 .... randomized into 21,33,4,20,7,18 <--week 1

    34,4,7,20,21,19 <-- week 2 ect...
    can this be done?
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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    Do you want to use your random numbers or any random numbers? Also please post a sample workbook.

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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    Ok I have made some progress please view the sheet using =INDEX($a$2:$a$20,RANDBETWEEN(1,19))
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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    So you can't have duplicates per day or per week?

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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    per any given 6 day period

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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    Take a look at this workbook. You randomize using the RAND() function and sorting. Then transpose your first 6 values.
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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    Actually the 19 numbers are actually set, as in the test schedule sheet in column A then those need to be set randomly thru each week without duplication. I solved the matter of getting the random 6 per week using the index formula but having an issue with duplicates in the week.

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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    Good Day to you all.

    on the attached workbook I copied the random numbers to sheet 2 in a numeric format. Is there a way that I can find the duplicates in each row and highlight them so I could manually fix the duplication?
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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    You can use conditional formatting.
    Select your range> Conditional Formattting> Use Formula

    =COUNTIF($A2:$F2,A2)>1
    Format as you like
    Does that work for you?

    FYI, my technique (post 6) would have not given you duplicates. I guess I wasn't clear about how it worked. I guess it was a little time consuming also.
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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    That worked , then I sorted by cell color to get 105 unique schedules Thanks

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    Re: Randomizing set group of numbers

    Coming a bit late to the party, I realize, but this type of question comes up every now and then. Here is some code to shuffle a range into a new array. This at least resolves the removal of duplicates within each shuffle (unless there are duplicates in the original range), but it does not ensure each set of shuffles is unique.

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